Journalist & Co-Author, Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next
Humanity is an urban species — more than half of us live in cities. Cities have proven to be the best incubators for innovation, the front lines in the war against climate change, and the stepping stones to the middle class. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy estimates the urban population of Earth is set to double in the next 43 years, while urban land cover will double in just 19 years. But people won't just flock to the cities we have now — there are hundreds, and potentially thousands of cities waiting to be born.
Governments, corporations and individuals are working on designing the cities of tomorrow. What will make these cities successful? Can we build better cities from scratch?
Matthew gave the final word
If you’re asking, can we build a complete New York today from scratch that is better than the current one, the answer is no.
Can use the knowledge we have to build better frameworks for future cities? Yes.
…Predicting the future is a difficult thing, too often our ambitious, over detailed plans are forget, dismissed by the next generation of leaders, or simply turn out to be wrong. It’s important to have both a vision and a plan but to remember that cities are organic works of progress.
Wednesday, May 18 at 12:11pm
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